Petrocelli finds himself in the middle of rodeo intrigue, is menaced by a vicious bull, ducks bullets, and some heated tempers to help absolve Gage Hurley,a nice-guy rodeo clown, of the murder of a broncobusting star. When the star is discovered murdered in his trailer, Hurley surprisingly admits he's guilty. Petrocelli accepts the defense and notices quickly that with Hurley nothing is what it seems.
After receiving the unexpected visit of Richie Martin, an old chum, Tony learns his friend is no longer the harmless guy he used to know. By and by Martin is arrested on a murder rap and Tony grudgingly accepts to defend him.
Ray Royer asks Tony Petrocelli to defend Charles, his uncle, arrested for murder. He stands accused of murdering a photographer. The motive lies unequivocally at hand: jealousy. Charles had recently learn his wife posed for the victim.
Sherril Brewster's anger gets assuaged at Petrocellis office. She confesses to have just shot her ex-husband Tom Archer. The lawyer learns that the young woman was threatened and blackmailed by this. On the police-station, a surprise awaits them: Alan Brewster, Sherril's second husband, was arrested meanwhile and accused of murder.
Richard Oleson, a talented airline mechanic, has a disagreement with his boss, General Drew and gets fired promptly. Shortly afterward, Drew is found murdered and the suspicion falls on Oleson. A friend of the mechanic rushes to hire Petrocelli.
Julie Carter, a blind woman, shoots down an alleged burglar. To her dismay, she finds that the crook is her boyfriend Buddy Richards. Since the two had a fierce dispute shortly before no one believes her version of a tragic accident. No sooner Petrocelli has taken over the case that he begins to receive anonymous threats.
Petrocelli has not exactly an easy task, the eloquent immigrant Dimitri Petrakis stands accused of having murdered a motorcycle-gang member who tried to attack his daughter. For Petrocelli is the case very tricky, because all the evidence speak against his client.
Petrocelli is defending 17-year-old Mando Rivera, the only suspect of having killed his boss Benton, the pizzeria owner. As it turns out that the restaurateur was working as a bookie, the lawyer thinks he knows where he has to look for the true perpetrator .
Tony Petrocelli accepts the defence of Emily Burke. She is accused of having murdered the bestseller-author Mark Orland, because he was about to publish piquant details about her past. Best-selling Mark Orland, author of sensational novels, plans a new book-all too revealing- about the past lives of three old friends. When he turns up slain, Petrocelli finds himself defending a woman charged with his murder and with every reason to wish him dead. His investigations lead to the discovery that several other people would have wished the author dead.
The comedienne Mary Wade hires Petrocelli for the defense of her twin-sister Jane. She's being accused of having murdered a foreign man in a cheap and crummy hotel. Jane can remember nothing, though. Petrocelli assumes the seemingly hopeless case and comes across a surprising result.
Petrocelli believes his client, Dr. Dave Hill, to be innocent of the slaying of the hospital chief of staff, but everyone else involved in the case has an airtight alibi.
Lauren Edwards asks Petrocelli about the penalties for homicide, telling him she is going to do away with Allan Edwards, her husband, but when he is actually slain she claims to be innocent.
Tony Petrocelli accepts the defense of his youth idol, the film star Dusty Rhodes. Dusty is suspect of having murdered the film producer Mannie Tyler . Although some evidence inculpates him, the actor insists firmly on his innocence.
Carol Janssen asks Tony Petrocelli for help. Her husband Don was arrested in the border-city of Santa Rosita because apparently he had stolen money from an office-safe. The alleged perpetrator succeeds in convincing Petrocelli of his innocence. The lawyer adopts the case until suddenly things take a dangerous turn.
Ed Parker breaks into Petrocellis office and leaves a sealed envelope. Petrocelli pursues the matter. He drives to Parker's apartment where he finds his corpse. The police come in this moment. Petrocelli is arrested since he's considered to be one of Parker's murderers.
Petrocelli reluctantly takes part in a fraternity prank and goes to exchange ransom money for wealthy student Andy Warburton's freedom, but instead he finds the 'kidnappers' unconscious and indications that the 'victim' has really been abducted.
Paul Andrews turns up at his old pal Petrocelli, and hands him an envelope. He asks Tony to deliver it to a person should anything happen to him, Andrews is fearing for his life but reveals no more details. Later the addressee is found murdered and the plot thickens.
Pete becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a hood who threatened to testify against Pete's girl friend ,Sally Barnes.
Petrocelli takes Lucille Davis, who is recalling their old days as hitchhiker on the road, in his car. But when they arrive in San Remo, Lucille is arrested for murder. The employer of her son Joey has been shot. Petrocelli is convinced of her innocence and begins to investigate.
Maggie Petrocelli's uncle is accused of murdering a prostitute.
Petrocelli faces disbarrment whan he's accused of bribing a prosecution witness to testify in favor of his client — an alleged murderer.
Petrocelli defends an entertainer who is arrested on stage for the murder of his night-club manager